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The Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board has been given authority to promulgate and adopt local environmental rules pursuant to Chapter 360.108, Municipal Ordinance Code. The rules are adopted from state and federal regulations or based upon studies and best management practices. All rules are presented at a public hearing with participation of affected parties or industries.

Periodically the JEPB may undertake the rulemaking process to create new rules or update existing ones.  In order tod o so, opportunties will be provided for the public to review proposed language and offer comments.     

Upcoming Rulemaking

JEPB Rule 3 - Water Pollution

Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board Rule 3 – Water Pollution (JEPB Rule 3) was initially adopted in 1984 and has since undergone six (6) revisions.  The last revision of JEPB Rule 3 was ten years ago in 2011.  Public health concerns and the need for water quality improvement necessitate revision of JEPB Rule 3 to enact local measures to decrease the frequency and quantity of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) from wastewater collection and transmission systems regulated by JEPB Rule 3. The proposed schedule is outlined below:
  • Discuss potential Rule 3 rulemaking schedule               September 20, 2021  
  • Submit Request to Mayor                                               October 26, 2021
  • Deadline for Mayoral Response                                     December 26, 2021
  • Begin communication about rulemaking                        January 13, 2022
  • Open Public Comment Period                                        February 14, 2022
  • Rule 3 Workshop                                                            February 16th  3 – 4 pm via Zoom
  • JEPB Monthly Meeting                                                   February 22nd
  • Publish Rulemaking Notice                                             February 28, 2022
  • Close Public Comment Period                                        March 11, 2022
  • Rule 3 Public Hearing                                                     March 21, 2022
  • Publish Final Rule Notice                                                March 23, 2022
  • Final Rule Effective                                                          April 12, 2022  
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